Edible Landscapes

With support and partnership from community and faith-based organizations, Mecklenburg County works to establish edible landscapes (community gardens and orchards) that provide fresh fruit and vegetables to people in food insecure neighborhoods.

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: 980-314-9485

Anyone who wishes to volunteer or take advantage of the Edible Landscapes program should contact and work with the locations for edible landscapes listed below.

How the Edible Landscapes Work

The Edible Landscapes program is the brainchild of health policy coordinator Reggie Singleton, who works with faith and community partners to establish the edible landscapes.

Awards and Recognitions

The National Association of Counties (NACo) awarded the Edible Landscapes program an Achievement Award in the Health category in 2019. The program was cited as an example of how community representatives and food security stakeholders work together to address public health priorities. This effort successfully improves access to fresh produce and demonstrates that edible landscapes can be part of a multi-level approach to improving the availability of healthy foods.

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Community Partners

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